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Plant Recognition

Hi everyone. Newbie here both for the site and gardening.
Being virgin gardeners the first thing we wanted to do is identify the plants we already have. Any recommendations for the best plant recognition App? 
Keep safe and well everyone. John and Julie.


  • I use a app called plantsnap, just be aware that you need the UK not USA.
    or you could always post a picture here, there are lots of forum members to ID for you.
  • PurpleRosePurpleRose Posts: 538
    Hi and welcome to the forum

    I use an app called plantnet. You take a photo of the leaf and it tells you what it is.

    When I got my garden, I also acquired lots of gardening books so that helps too, google  and of course here 
  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 4,439
    Welcome to the forums.
    Do please post your plant id queries here.
    Just a couple of plants at a time.

    I do not do crosswords or suduko.
    I do not knit or sew.
    My brain exercise is to try to help id plants for others.
    Everyone here enjoys a challenge.
    Please do not deprive us.

    The other day I was with a friend I was so impressed when she flashed her smart phone at a plant a second back came the answer.
    It was incredible...I had never seen it in use before...I was amazed!
    Just one slight problem the app got it completely WRONG!
    He he..experience still counts.

    I can also be wrong.
    But the beauty of the forums  is there will be others who can say...
    hang on that is definitely not aaa it is xxx!
    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 29,132
    Lots of ID posts on this forum are from people who have first used an app and then realise it's wrong.   

    Take a picture of each plant as a whole so we can see the form and then a close up of foliage and also any flowers.   Don't put more than a couple of plants on each thread.   You'll get lots of answers including, sometimes, advice on how it grows, what it likes, how to prune if it needs it and personal experience.

    Much better than an app!
    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • May we firstly thank everyone for replying. We are going to follow the advice given and will post some photographs to see if the forum can help us identify the plant, what to expect from it perhaps, general management and if we are lucky a status guide giving an opinion on its present condition and what our priority will need to be to save it.  First one will be on the next new thread. John and Julie.
  • edited September 2021

    Hi everyone, when I bought this plant it was so tiny that you could hold it in the palm of the hand. One year on, it keeps growing taller and taller and doesn’t stop. I am trying to find out what species it is, and how could I best care for it. Would it be possible to cut the top and replant it on the same pot as the main one? The plant is quite full at the top, and only has very small leaves at the bottom. Thanks in advance for your help.

  • Thank you, yes it looks like her? Would you know if it’s possible to propagate her and if so, how? Thank you.
  • If I remember correctly it propagates easily from stem cutting in a jar of water.  

    This is a pretty good description of how to do it 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

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